A trio of players who weren’t on the court for last year’s Baylor volleyball team made big impacts in the Bears’ 25-19, 25-12, 25-14 win over UC-Santa Barbara on Sunday, closing out the Baylor Invitational.
Sophomore Shelly Fanning, who missed last year due to injury, whacked 13 kills on 17 swings for a .765 hitting percentage. Freshman Yossiana Pressley chipped in 12 kills, while freshman setter Hannah Lockin continued her savvy play in setting up the hitters, racking up 33 assists.
The Bears (2-1) held UCSB to a negative-.009 hitting efficiency, forcing 25 attacking errors.
BU coach Ryan McGuyre said Fanning is “elevating and jumping higher than ever.”
Florida State’s Natasha Calkins was named MVP of the tournament for the Seminoles, who won all three of their matches. Locking was chosen as best setter and Fanning as best attacker, while BU’s Camryn Freiberg was named the top blocker.
Baylor will travel to the Cougar Challenge, hosted by Washington State, beginning Thursday in Pullman, Wash. The Bears face the Cougars at 10 p.m. Central on Thursday.